Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Anniversary to the Olds

Today I have another "White on White"card I made as February's Guest Designer for Bizzy Becs, there's still plenty of time to enter the challenge and there's more inspiration being posted today as a mid-challenge reminder.  I made this for my Mum and Dad's 61st Anniversary earlier this month... it's the month for Anniversaries, ours is on Saturday but they've been going a lot longer than us, lol.
The image is "Flossie Congrats" from Just Inklined, coloured with Copics.  Lisa's little challenge Waste Not Wednesdays gets us to use Unused stamps (or unused stash now), I've had this image an embarrassingly long time, like soooo many, so I'm entering there.
My Mum has a little blue budgie that she adores, so I made sure the bird on Flossies hat is nice and blue - even though my Mum looks nothing like Flossie, lol.  Now to be honest, as well as my Dad being her sweetheart, this little fella (called Cuddles, believe it or not!) has a large chunk of her heart; Fairy Fun Fridays challenge is Let Me Call You Sweetheart, so I'm entering there.
Of course, being a White on White card, the paper choice was pretty straightforward :-)  The background of the card uses some yummy quilted satin card from Starfish Lane. I did the embossing on the other panel with Cuttlebugs Kimmi Luvs folder and punched the edge with Martha Stewart's Doily Heart border punch.  All the matting uses a very fine corrugated silver foil board.  Crafty Emma's Store challenge this time is to use three or more Layers, never a problem for me.... I'm in!
The ribbon and the small hearts are from my stash.  Digital Tuesday wants us to Use Our Stash, so I'm entering the challenge. The inside of the card is finished with elements from the front, aren't they always, lol, I used more of the hearts from the front; they were coloured but I did deepen the colour a little to match my image with Copics.  I didn't use the coloured ones on the front... white on white, remember ;-)
There are loads of challenges I think my card "fits"; Charisma Cardz has Anniversary, Crafty Calendar has Love and Marriage, Addicted to Stamps has Valentines/Love, Crafty Sentiments has Love, while Totally Gorjuss has Lurve... which is nearly the same just trendier :-)  I know it fits the Allsorts Challenge because the theme is  Free and Easy!!
Well that's it for my White on White Anniversary card, I've got to say that I've long avoided WoW, but it really was not difficult at all... and it does let the image "shine".  Why not give it a go yourself over at Bizzy Becs, the prize is fabulous; in fact 2 prizes of Memory Box dies - I've got to get some, they're yummy - of course I can't win, but YOU can :-)
I've got a few cards in the pipeline, well in drafts on my dashboard, which is nearly the same, lol.  I'll be back tomorrow with one of them, though it is my son's birthday today - his house for dinner and Black Forest Cake (mum made as requested, lol) and our Anniversary tomorrow (1 hour massage booked for the morning and Dinner at flash restaurant in the evening) so I'm not sure when these posts will magically do themselves, I've gotta say, from a time management perspective.... massage wins!!  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna xx


Teresa said...

Hello again Donna, love this gorgeous card, thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Teresa xx

Mummylade said...

What a brilliant image! Thank you so much for entering our free and easy challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful card. I like the idea that only the image is in colours. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

catherine said...

fantastic card and such a great image
x catherine

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely fabolous. Love the embossing, looks like pillows that pop up and those hearts are magnificent as well. Looks gorgeous with those tiny hearts, bow and that coloured image. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Tracy S said...

this card is both pretty and hilarious at the same time! Love the look of the white on white and that stamp is awesome.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card - wonderfully coloured thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna! Such a fun image and the quilted card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with my little challenge hun :o)

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby for today xx Lisa x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, such a fun image love it!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments weekly challenge, good luck!

Big hugs Jo xxx

arjette said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a brilliant anniversary card. I love the fun image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at charisma this week. Hugs, Denise x

Louise F NZ said...

Cute card, great image. Thanks for playing along with us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Jenni said...

Fabulous card, love your fun image!! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Shell said...

Gorjuss, I love the embossed papers, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx